SEND & Inclusion

Horley Infant School is an inclusive school. We work hard to ensure that pupils are included in all aspects of learning and school life. We ensure good quality, inclusive teaching which takes into account the learning needs of all children in the classroom. We aim to provide a high standard of education which develops and inspires all our children.

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We are committed to children achieving their potential and believe this is gained through outstanding teaching, high expectations of behaviour and an environment where they feel happy, safe, valued and respected.

Children sometimes experience difficulties with their learning and require additional support to accelerate their progress to enable them to work at or above age-related expectations. Our intial approach is to ensure children are able to access QFT (Quality First Teaching) and to ensure the support given ‘scaffolds up’ in the classroom.

A small number of children may require  “intervention” to accelerate progress to enable them to make good progress or to enable them to attain at a nationally expected standard and this would usually include one to one or small group work within the classroom. At other times, highly tailored “outervention” is required which has specific, measurable and targeted support over a specific length of time to support progress and attainment. 

Special Educational Needs & Disabilities

Our whole school provision map details what we provide for all our children as part of Quality First Teaching (QFT) and also what provisions are available for children with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND). Additional provisions are also provided for children with English as an Additional Language (EAL) and those with Speech and Language Needs. We are proud to be an inclusive school and view all learners as individuals.

We value the partnership between home and school and encourage parents to share concerns or information as soon as a need arises. The decisions to put additional support in place are made by the school with support from parents. It is based on a variety of factors including academic progress and assessments carried out by teaching staff or other professionals.

Visit our school policies page to view our school policies in relation to Special Educational Needs and Disabilities including our Special Educational Needs Policy, our SEND Information Report and our Accessibility Plan


Lumley Road

01293 782263


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